A huge home on “Billionaire’s Row” – Belmont Avenue in Point Grey, where two of B.C.’s five highest-valued properties are located – was the region’s priciest new MLS® listing of last week (January 8-14).
Asking $28 million, this grand mansion has more than 8,000 square feet of living space and sits on a vast 35,500-plus-square-foot oceanview lot on arguably Vancouver’s most prestigious street.
The property offers formal, manicured gardens – including a tiered fountain – overlooking English Bay, Howe Sound and the North Shore mountains. Inside, the home has huge living and dining spaces, with a massive double-height living room with a vast window. There are eight bathrooms and eight bedrooms, including a master bedroom approximately the size of a football field, plus a circular oceanview office. There’s also a luxurious indoor pool with hot tub and conservatory, and separate “nanny quarters.” The home is lavishly appointed – although the opulent decorations and extensive curtain-swagging may not be to everybody’s taste.
Those with more contemporary tastes may be drawn to the Lower Mainland’s second-highest-priced new listing of last week – this architectural award-winning Modernist home on a huge estate in Vancouver’s Southlands.
The 2007-built house was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and sited by Arthur Erickson, and sits among tranquil gardens with ponds and a pool. It has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and Modernist design details throughout. The vast, 106,000-plus-square-foot property also boasts a caretaker’s house and stables. It was listed on January 8 for $18.8 million.